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Subject: Howdy from OKC
I may be able to clear a few things up here, gang; The Playin' wasn't falsely started. Everyone was totally primed for the WoS. At the break we were trying to figure out what the big deal was; Sound different to you? What the hell's the deal here? Is it us? In general, WTF's going on? Then they came out for set 2 and went into Playin'. Turns out the whole thing was a giant goof. When they stopped playing Playin', The Band was looking around as if something was wrong. All of a sudden the Wall was exposed as they raised these dark curtains that covered the speakers. Bobby stepped to the mike, The Boys started playing and it was fantastic beyond words-Totally different sound. God, I love the Grateful Dead.
Does any one know off hand if this is the show where supposedly all the HF drivers in the "Wall of Sound" system were blown on its premier? Some GD lore I recalled but not all the details. Excellent 2 track quality and superb playing, good thing there was a record of it! Thanks. I'll check back.
This source is great for those who have DP24 but need the entire show - the 'leftovers' (Mexicali, Jed, et al) sound just fine alongside the official release.
Great show, btw. The Playin' medley is as hot as ever, but this Wharf Rat for me really makes it.
Subject: 2nd set monster
This is an evolutionary show for the Dead, also first Playin sandwhich I heard. Bob says that remark about the ones who won their tix because a number of 13-14 yr old kids had won tix over the radio and gotten their parents to take them. Great quality, a couple songs from this show omitted from final DP include TJ Roses.... First and only Cassidy until 76
Subject: Deal comments
Why does Bob say, "You can sure tell the ones that won their tickets over the radio?" I'm guessing there were a bunch of people not really into it or something? F 'em then. People need to learn to STFU when the Grateful Dead are playin'. And speaking of Playin, what happened? Sounds like Bob's mic dropped out altogether and they had to get it fixed before continuing on.
Subject: wall of sound vintage
Short but great run with the great wall of sound. It was astounding to see, hear and feel the beat from. It sounded different indoors vs. outside.
Subject: I DO get it!!!
It's funny how, even after many years and listens, one's opinion of a show can change. That singular moment or listen where it all falls into place.
I used to be a big time hater of this show - something always felt off kilter to me. Now I realize it's mostly the 1st set that is kinda weak; I still feel that there is something noticeably off with Garcia at times on this night(a shame because Billy and especially Phil are unstoppable on this recording). Yet, once this second set jam gets going, it is simply amazing, no doubts about that anymore. The first Playin', Earth-shattering Dew, and the transition from UJB #2 back into Playin' are just nuts. This has finally grown to become one of my new all-time favorite jams!
this morning dew is friggin AMAZING!!!
Oh my, but this is sweet. Great sound quality, great setlist. Plus that great 74 sound.
Subject: Wall of a Premiere
Historic debut of the Wall of Sound…with a few humorous glitches and sound adjustments (picture them frantically trying to get the levels sorted at the start of the show). And then it blossoms into one of the great sound boards of all time, as noted by all previous reviewers.
A MUST listen and a FEAST of a mix!
Bills kick drum is miked superbly. Listen to the China/Rider for a great example of this. Got me on my feet and movin' for sure!
Subject: Cow Palace 03-23-74
Fabulous sound quality....sounds great!
Subject: cow pallace 1974
I was there and Jerry's guitar bloomed like fireworks, he really played his ass off. This show also had new stuff in it, and getting out was a breeze compared to the city. Man, we loved Jerry's sound in 1974-76.
Wonderful! Both in performance and sound quality.
Subject: forget cornell
this is by far my favorite show. fantasy setlist to the nines. from opener to encore this is just the most amazing show ever. i'd give an arm and a leg to be there. thank you to those that were and made it possible for me to experience...
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" March 23, 1974, at the Cow Palace, Daly City, CA, U.S.A.
"West Coast Magic"
"A must have show"
35 years ago to the day the GRATEFUL DEAD performed live at the Cow Palace in Daly City.
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD collection. I wish all audience recordings sounded like this...wow! Sure it's not a soundboard?
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you will be sorry.
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love from 1974.
PS: 5 stars for the Scott Clugston transfer.
Subject: its really good...
to see this show back up, some good stuff in here